Three models take a tumble on the catwalk at China Fashion Week

The trio lost their footing during the Seccry Hu Sheguang fashion show

As they sweep down the catwalk in exquisite garments and sky-high heels, every model’s worst nightmare is toppling over and landing in a tangled heap of long, lithe limbs.

But at China Fashion Week, it happened to not one, not two, but three beautiful clothes horses.

Perched precariously upon teetering platform shoes, the unlucky trio lost their footing during the SECCRY Hu Sheguang fashion show on Sunday.

In perhaps the most accident-prone display ever seen, Chinese-Dutch designer Hu Sheguang’s  models put on a rather different kind of performance at the Mercedes-Benz sponsored event.

It might make the girls involved feel better to know they're not the only beauties to stumble while strutting their stuff.

Models Agyness Deyn, Karlie Kloss and Jessica Stam have all come a cropper while flaunting the latest fashions.

And who could forget supermodel Naomi Campbell’s epic fall on the Vivienne Westwood catwalk in Paris in 1995, in which  she tripped over and bared her bottom.

It happens to the best of us – pick yourself up, dust yourself off and strut.